ProdataKey Rugged Readers

March 18, 2022

ProdataKey (PDK) announced the release of its “rugged” readers for use with 125-kilohertz cards and fobs. The new units, available in single-gang and mullion style, with or without keypads, improve upon PDK’s former “ruggedized” readers by combining exceptional weatherproof and vandalproof specifications within the same model.

The new rugged readers feature an IP68 weatherproof rating, which makes them waterproof and dust-tight, and an IK10 impact-resistance rating, the highest rating possible. These qualities make the readers ideal for building exteriors, gates, commercial areas, industrial sites and construction yards. They are also a good choice for schools, given their resiliency against student vandalism. The readers can be used as part of any access control system.

The line’s styling is commensurate with its durability. All models feature a sleek profile, metal zinc casing and a tempered-glass covering that’s wear-resistant and scratch-resistant and won’t crack from extended exposure to sunlight. For added security, keypad readers can be used to implement two-factor authentication, which requires users to provide credentials and a PIN to gain access. Keypads are backlit so they’re easy to use at night.

“We expect strong demand for our new rugged readers,” says Brach Bengtzen, PDK director of marketing. “They’re attractive and streamlined, but you can swing a baseball bat at them and they’ll still work. For anywhere that readers may take a beating from the weather or mistreatment, these devices offer an excellent solution.”

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